Green car policy
One of Telekom's objectives is to reduce standard emissions of the new cars in its entire vehicle fleet to an average of 110 g/km by 2015 by purchasing fuel-efficient company and service vehicles. This corresponds to an average consumption of 4.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.
One important tool in achieving this goal is the Green Car Policy for company cars, which has been in place since April 1, 2010. With the help of this policy we have added environmental requirements to our car purchasing strategy. The policy sets forth a CO2-based selection procedure when purchasing new company cars. These include vehicles provided to employees on account of their position or function that can also be used privately.
The Green Car Policy contains a bonus/penalty system as an incentive to encourage our employees to select fuel-efficient models. Employees who choose a car with high CO2 emissions levels have to help cover the higher mobility costs and higher environmental pollution by paying a monetary penalty. Those who choose a particularly fuel-efficient car, on the other hand, receive a bonus based on their reduced fuel consumption.
Profits from the penalties are used each year to fund environmental projects or to finance our eco-driving training program.